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Multicultural Student Programs

Multicultural Student Programs, a unit of the Office of Civic Engagement & Diversity, is committed to providing programs for students that encourage individual and identity development within their path towards becoming social change agents. We provide various programs which create safe environments to affirm and explore one’s identity.

We are committed to providing opportunities for diversity to be welcomed and applauded. Our programs will challenge you to interact with individuals who are different than yourself and we invite you to participate in the programs and services we offer.

Our Mission: Multicultural Student Programs provides students an inclusive environment with the goal of empowering students to explore social change through examining cultural identity, educating self and engaging others.

Identity Months

One method of embracing UNLV's commitment to nurture equality, diversity, and inclusiveness is through Identity Months which correspond with the national heritage and cultural months. UNLV's Identity Months serve as a learning and celebration guide in which specific identity programming is offered on campus to celebrate our nation, our campus, and ourselves. 

Students Organizing Diversity Activities

Students Organizing Diversity Activities (SODA) is a student programming board responsible for the planning and implementation of programs recognizing cultural, heritage and awareness months (Latin@ Heritage, LGBT, Disability, Native American, Black History, Women's Herstory, Asian Pacific Island). SODA members are given the opportunity to create new programming ideas for each celebratory month by collaborating with other student organizations.

Who Am I?

Each person has multiple social identities and deserves a chance to explore them in a safe and fun environment. Through fun activities and thoughtful questions, this event provides UNLV students a space to be able to better answer "Who am I?"

Explore on:

  • Monday, February 10 at 5 p.m. in SU 211.

No Stupid Questions

We all have questions. And no question is stupid. Panelists will briefly share their identity and experiences then allow attendees to anonymously ask any question they may have. No fear of having to use politically correct language as each question is assumed to come from a place of curiosity and respect.

Ask us questions on:

  • Monday, October 21 at 4 p.m. in SU Ballroom C – LGBTQ panelists
  • Thursday, November 21 at 5 p.m. in SU 218 – Native American panelists
  • Wednesday, February 5 at 5 p.m. in SU 213 - Black panelists
  • Wednesday, March 5 at 5 p.m. in SU 208C - Women panelists
  • Wednesday, April 2 at 5 p.m. in SU 208C - Asian, Pacific Islander panelists

Uncensored

Everyone has a story to tell. Some share theirs via poetry. Uncensored is a spoken word series which allows UNLV students to learn from national and local slam/spoken word poets in how to express yourself via poetry. Later that day, UNLV student will have a chance to spit their words. If you’re not ready for the stage lights, sit back, listen and enjoy.

Listen and/or share on:

  • Monday, November 4 at 5 p.m. in SU Theater - featuring Nathan Say
  • Tuesday, February 4 at 6 p.m. in SU Theater - featuring Javon Johnson
  • Tuesday, March 4 at at 6 p.m. in SU Theater - featuring T. Miller
  • Thursday, April 10 at at 6 p.m. in SU Theater - Yellow Rage

New Beginnings & New Horizons

New Beginnings and New Horizons provide under-represented students resources for success and an opportunity to connect with other students, student groups and resources. UNLV offices, student organizations and local community groups are represented at these events to inform students about their programs and services. New Beginnings is geared toward all under-represented students (race, gender, ability, nationality, etc.) while New Horizons is focused toward LGBTQ students.